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Growing Minds is a program of Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project. ASAP’s mission is to help local farms thrive, link farmers to markets and supporters, and build healthy communities through connections to local food.

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Cooking

As part of our Farm to School Cooking Program, Chef Adam Hayes has been bringing a little bit of the Red Stag Grill at the Grand Bohemian Hotel to Glen Arden Elementary School each month.

Students at Glenn C. Marlow Elementary School in Henderson County, NC, celebrated Get Local @ School apple month this February by inviting Chef Matthew Linebeck from Season’s Restaurant at Highland Lake Inn to come and teach them how to make delicious apple recipes.

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On a sunny afternoon in early winter, first grade students at Isaac Dickson Elementary School in Asheville, NC, learned to make cornbread from locally grown corn.

Miss Bun loves cooking recipes from her Great Nana’s cookbook. One day she decides to create her very own recipe for veggie soup and invites her friends over for dinner. But too many cooks in the kitchen leads to disastrous results! The book includes Great Nana’s recipe for veggie soup.

Kindergarten students from Cullowhee Valley Elementary School cook apple cabbage quesadillas with help from Western Carolina University pre-service teachers and dietitians through ASAP’s Growing Minds Farm to School Cooking Program!
Education and nutrition teachers: Use this video as a tool to show students how to conduct classroom cooking demonstrations.